LShift is an independent software development company with offices in London and Berlin. It was founded in 2000 in Shoreditch, London, long before Silicon Roundabout or Tech City had even been imagined, by developers and designed to provide the ideal conditions in which the best levels of technical services can be offered to clients. Our model has proven successful again and again in the many long-standing relationships we have developed with our clients.


DSDM and UX Design Pocketbook out now

Hot on the heels of a research study, LShift have helped the Agile Research Network produce a DSDM Pocketbook on how to get the best out of your UX and Programming teams. You can order your copy from the DSDM website.


Waveform Necklace as a Service

Tom Parker wrote “ I’m generally quite fond of laser cutters and cute crafting things done with them, so when I saw a Waveform Necklace Instructable the other day, I had to give it a go. Basic idea is that you take a sound recording’s waveform and reduce it’s waveform down to a level where it can be reasonably represented… ”


LShift now has a second office—Waldemarstr. 33a, Berlin D-10999, Tel (+49) 30 1205 3497

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Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

James Uther wrote “ Gene sequencing has been diving in cost: It’s no longer in the wild ride of 2008, but still the cost is now low enough that genome data is piling up in research centres the world over. It’s been realised that a lot of the really interesting research questions can only be answered by sampling a… ”


We do not focus on any particular ‘preferred’ technologies—whether operating systems, databases, or development languages and environments. We do not routinely resell the same technologies to each client, although we have been spending quite a bit of time using messaging-related technologies at present. Our general experience allows us to recommend solutions uniquely tailored to address your business issues.


LShift joins GA4GH

We’re extremely proud to announce our membership of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH).

RabbitMQ Consulting

LShift offers bespoke consulting for clients using RabbitMQ for the first time, or with large or complex use cases. We were the original authors of RabbitMQ so we have a good understanding of the best way to employ it, as well as, for that matter, any messaging or integration technology.


Graduates and Interns

We welcome fresh blood and applications from students, or those newly qualified. Lack of experience can be accommodated (and fixed) for those with the right skills and aptitude.


Spark Core-based proxy

Tom Parker wrote “ Regular readers of this blog will have seen my earlier post on Dalek remote control where I used a Spark Core to connect the Dalek’s remote control to the internet. However, in the second post I noted how hotel Wi-Fi is basically evil, and so I ran into all manner of problems with connecting the Spark to the Wi-Fi in… ”